FOOD IS
BIG.

Prepare for your career in the wide world of food.

The food business offers a world of career opportunities—and with its premier international reputation, the CIA is your ticket to success. Join students from around the globe who enrich the campus with diverse cultures and ideas, and share a common passion for food.

Discover where a CIA education can take you. Fill out your information below to learn more.

International

THINK BIG.

Get on the path to your future now.

Our strong ESL partnerships will help make your path to the CIA seamless. And once you arrive at our warm, welcoming campus, you’ll feel right at home. Personalized academic and counseling support...full college experience...safe, secure community...comfortable residence halls...it’s all here for you to achieve your education goals, and have some fun too!

49,000+

alumni around the globe.

Build your network! Once completing your program, you’ll have no shortage of mentors and connections in every area of the food business.

100%

of students take internships.

Learn by doing. In our programs, you’ll train with on-campus kitchens, bakeshops, restaurants, and 2,000+ CIA-approved internship sites.

REACH BIG.

You can do this! Invest in your future.

We’re committed to making the CIA as affordable as possible so you can focus 100% on your education. Whatever your career dreams—executive chef, restaurant or bakery owner, entrepreneur, research and development chef, hospitality manager, or food media personality—we’ll help you get there.

Our expert faculty members are the best in the business. Learn from an acclaimed master chef, a master sommelier, a published author — and more!

Take advantage of our easy access to New York City for entertainment, top restaurants, and vast career opportunities.

We’re a diverse community that fosters creativity. Students from over 40 countries come together on our beautiful Hudson Valley campus.

DREAM BIG.

Join a legacy of high-achieving CIA alumni.

With your CIA degree in hand, you’ll join an accomplished, supportive network of leaders in every segment of the food world waiting to hire CIA graduates. They’ve found success doing what they love, and so will you!